Theatre of Sidon (A.D. 400)
Son of an honourable citizen -most important of all, a
young man of the theatre, amiable in many ways,
I sometimes write highly audacious verses in Greek
and these I circulate -surreptitiously, of course.
O gods, may the grey ones who prattle about morals
never see those verses: all about a special kind of sexual
the kind that leads toward a condemned, a barren love.
Constantine P. Cavafy
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